The Port

The Port 

The port, known as La Gallarda, was originally used for trading of merchandise, and subsequently for fishing. Today Plentzia is basically a port for non-fishing vessels.

Since boat mooring in Gaminiz bay presents some difficulty, the only harbour was and still is the estuary, dotted with leisure craft.

Location: l: 43-24.4 N L: 02-57 W
Tidal range: 4.5m.

Entrance mouth:
Width: 25 m.
Depth in L.W.O.S.T.: 2m. Dangerous entrance bar.
Orientation: N

The port is located inside the estuary and covers an area of one hectare. There are 149 mooring berths on floating gangways, always full. Depth of the entrance channel is 1.5 metres.

  • 1 slipway crab
  • 1 x 6 Mt. crane
  • Water connections on the floating gangways
  • Power supply connections on the floating gangways



Territorial Ports Service for Bizkaia

Gran Vía 85-8
48011 BILBAO
Tel. (34) 944031323
Fax (34) 944031325

Port's office

Rotureta 4, 3 D Gorliz
Tel. (34) 946774532
Messages: (34) 940432808

Fishermen's Association, linked to that of Arminza

Puerto s/n
Tel. (34) 946879065

Harbour Master's Office

Ibañez de Bilbao, 24, 48009 Bilbao
Tel. (94) 424 14 16
Fax: (94) 424 80 57

  • Proa Association